live like there's tomorrow

live like there's tomorrow

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Everyone knows the famous quote "live like there's no tomorrow", that is, seize the day, don't overthink about future and enjoy every moment.. But I've always preferred to plan, think about the next day and project myself into the future. I believe that we should live as if there's a tomorrow, that gives us hope and allows us to have goals, achieving what we want. By thinking about what we want, we are creating conditions for our plans to materialize. We become more aware of what surrounds us, begin to understand patterns and learn from them, making better future decisions and choosing the best way to follow.

Future is usually defined as time that will come hereafter, something that will exist or happen in time to come, but what if this time is not so far away? As humans, we can only perceive a little of this world because our experience of reality is constrained by our biology. But I'm sure we've all heard about karma, the law of attraction and other theories that make us think: do we really live in the present? What if we are not living at a specific time, but at all times - past, present and future. We are able to learn with the past and also able to predict the future, so what if the present is not a time between past and future, but a time where all spaces and times can't be defined? And if we are living now, we can choose our future because the future depends on what you do today. I know it sounds crazy and weird, but if you think about it, it starts to make sense.. We tend to think we have our own timeline and that we're alone in our own chronology, but the universe is a little bigger than we are! So, I just wanted to share some words that inspired me to think different, bigger, together. Because we are all connected, even when we're alone..

"Everybody is I, you all know you're you, and wheresoever all being exist throughout all galaxies, it doesn't make any difference. You are all of them. And when they come into being, that's you coming into being.
You know that very well, only you don't have to remember the past in the same way you don't have to think about how you work your thyroid gland, or whatever else it is in your organism. You don't have to know how to shine the sun. You just do it, like you breath. Doesn't it really astonish you that you are this fantastically complex thing, and that you're doing all this and you never had any education in how to do it? Never learned, but you're this miracle? The point of it is, from a strictly physical, scientific standpoint, this organism is a continuous energy with everything else that's going on. And if I am my foot, I am the sun. Only we've got this little partial view. We've got the idea that 'No, I'm something IN this body.' The ego. That's a joke. The ego is nothing other than the focus of conscious attention. It's like the radar on a ship. The radar on a ship is a troubleshooter. Is there anything in the way? And conscious attention is a designed function of the brain to scan the environment, like a radar does, and note for any troublemaking changes. But if you identify yourself with your troubleshooter, then naturally you define yourself as being in a perpetual state of anxiety. And the moment we cease to identify with the ego and become aware that we are the whole organism, we realize first thing how harmonious it all is. Because your organism is a miracle of harmony. All these things functioning together. Even those creatures that are fighting each other in the blood stream and eating each other up. If they weren't doing that, you wouldn't be healthy." _ Alan Watts, The Nature of Consciousness.